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May 15, 2010 03:55 PM

LA Hound transplanted to Sleepy Hollow

I'll be moving to Sleepy Hollow in two weeks. I've only had one weekend trip out there to apartment hunt, so I didn't really get a chance to see what's around. There will be a week or two while my stuff is being shipped that I'll be dining out every day.

So, my new fellow hounds, I'm in need of an entire set of places to eat. Breakfast lunch and dinner.

My fiance and I are used to good Asian foods, especially Vietnamese, Fillipino, and Japanese. Is there anywhere nearby that serves pho or ramen? Good Korean BBQ would be nice, too. How about Lebanese?

Once I can cook again, where can I find an awesome farmer's market?

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  1. Hi kaitlyn, welcome to the east coast. I don't know of any Vietnamese or Filipino restaurants in the area but someone else may be able to help you with that or direct you to places in the city. If your looking for good sushi then Sushi Nanase in White Plains usually gets thumbs up by hounders...... The only Korean BBQ I know of is in Yonkers, it's Kang Suh, I've been wanting to get there but I haven't as of yet so I can't comment on it but you may want to try Queens for good Korean food. Here is a recent thread with some Tarrytown area restaurants...... and another one...... Don't know of any Lebanese but there is a Persian restaurant in Elmsford called Shiraz (914-345-6111) ...... and not sure if this would interest you but a new Ethiopian restaurant opened in Mount Kisco called Lalibela............
    Here is a link with some of the farmers markets in Westchester, I know there are more and I think I have a website with all of them, if I find it I'll post it but in the meantime here is a partial listing......., not sure if any of them are awesome but hopefully you will find some of what you are looking for.

    522 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605

    Kang Suh
    2375 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10710

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    1. re: GIOny

      Welcome to the right coast! In Sleepy Hollow and environs, be sure to do a search through the board for old posts.

      I live in Ossining, so don't know SH backwards/forwards, but here's a few thoughts: In Sleepy Hollow proper: Tyrenda Thai is solid good. Santorini has good Greek, sometime so-so service. Que Chula es Puebla is better Mexican than most (somewhat ponderous service, but always pleasant). There's a new Italian place well reviewed in the NY Times today, Finalmente. There's a nice cafe place down overlooking the old GM plant site, SunFlour Cafe. Good farmer's markets near you include: Ossining (Briarcliff in the winter), and Pleasantville (I've never tried the one in Tarrytown, as ours in Ossining is among the best). Wasabi in SH for Japanese.

      I'm sure others from the board will chime in. Welcome to the 'hood - and participate activity in CH - your adventutres in discovering new food places will be enjoyed by all!


      Santorini Greek Restaurant
      175 Valley St, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

      Que Chula es Puebla
      180 Valley St, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

      1. re: Nancy C

        There's a tasty Chilean bakery next door to Que Chula - Los Andes Bakery. You can get sweet Chilean pastries, as well as 3-4 different types of empanadas.

        Not far is Los Abuelos in Ossining. Very tasty, tiny Mexican place for good sopes and tacos. Well worth it. Here's a link to a recent discussion:

        There is also a smattering of other Latin places in Sleepy Hollow and Ossining - in particular, Colombian and Ecuadoran restaurants. Nice selection.

        Los Andes Bakery
        180 Valley St, Sleepy Hollow, NY

        Los Abuelos
        38 N Highland Ave, Ossining, NY 10562

      2. re: GIOny

        Filipino Bistro in Blauvelt has good food.

      3. For Korean: Fort Lee, NJ (across the GW bridge) or Little Korea (lots of Korean BBQ) in NYC are about an hour away (train or car) . . .

        We are in the Capital Region (a few hours North of you). We are lucky that Albany and Saratoga have some very good dining choices. Not too many ethnic options. We're lucky to have a Lebanese restaurant.

        1. Does a latte and a bun (you know, croissant, whatever) qualify as breakfast for you? Coffee Labs on Main St in Tarrytown is awfully good for those.

          There's a farmers market on Broadway right by the Tarrytown library, Saturdays from 8:30AM to 1PM.

          1. Compared to the West Coast, our Asian and Mexican restaurant choices stink. There are less of them and they tend all be mediocre. The only good Mexican food I've had in the NYC area was in the city. We have some good Japanese choices though due the large Japanese expat population in Westchester, like Sazan in Ardsley. I've heard there are some good Korean places in Westchester but I havn't sampled them personally.

            Keep in mind you live in the 'burbs now. :)

            729 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley, NY 10502

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            1. re: touchdown

              You must not have tried Abuelos Mexican in Ossining yet then. This is one of the best Mexican restaurants (NYC and beyond) that I have eaten at. A true gem in the area.

              1. re: wpfoodie

                Abuelos is good. While there isn't much of a comparison to be made between volume of mexican options west coast v. east coast, nor comparison on the regional variety offered either, one can, indeed, find good mexican food in the Westchester burbs without having to schlep into Queens...

                1. re: adamclyde

                  Touchdown also is ignoring the fact that the population of Mexican immigrants has increased significantly in Westchester (as with his reference to Japanese) -- leading to an increase in authentic sources of their cuisine. There is sometimes an assumption that the ONLY sources of certain foods is in THE CITY. Sometimes, of course, that is true but, increasingly, not necessarily.

                  1. re: Westjanie

                    I'm not ignoring anything. It is a fact that compared to the West Coast, our Asian and Mexican restaurant choices are far worse. However, the OP didn't even mention Mexican food, that was me, so maybe you should help her out. Thank you wpfoodie for the suggestion, I'll try it out.

                    1. re: touchdown

                      Hey, touchdown. I think we are helping out, thanks. First by countering your statement that the only non mediocre Mexican food you can get is in NYC, because it would be a shame for folks to ignore some of the good places up here.

                      Aside from Abuelos in Ossining, a few others for you to consider in Westchester: Tortilleria Los Gemelos (PC), El Michoacano (NR), Little Mexican Cafe (NR), Sunshine Deli (WP), Cancun Delights (SW), Luis' Mexican (PC), Kiosko (PC), Paleteria Fernandez (PC), el zarape (PC), Mexican Corner Restaurant (NR)...

                      Mexican Corner
                      497 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

                      Tortilleria Los Gemelos
                      167 Westchester Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573

                      Little Mexican Cafe
                      581 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

                      El Michoacano
                      485 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

                      Paleteria Fernandez
                      33 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

                      Cancun Delights
                      16 E Post Rd, White Plains, NY 10601

            2. fujinoya in hartsdale is excellent for udon and ramen. i also think kalbi house in white plains (a little far, but doable) is ok.